we knew it was not a luxury boat , but expedition boat supposed to be well equip as a up to date expedition boat should be , , we took one of the 2 mini suite, on deck five ,
the registered official name of ship professor khromov written everywhere inside or outside that ship , they sol us a "trip" on spirit of enderby !!! which doesnot exist ok
at first meeting before departure : captain russian born in april 1957 ( l discover ) = you wont see him ( shy man ) on all and every cruise expedition or other the captain always come to see the " customers" , etc on this boat he hide permanently in his cabin for the 6 days , l run into him as his cabin was 3 meter aways from mine but not even he said hello funny situation !!! . that boat should be well equipped for the kind of seas as we went 600 km ( 370 miles ) south of the port of Bluff invercargill it was not the case .
Response from DavidB, General Manager @Heritage Expeditions
this is 20 years type of cabin , the window which open leaks , the drawers dont stay closed , the closets also , in shower room most everything disfonction except the toilet,itself , but toilet paper in a basket ( the maid suppose to take them every day but due to sea condition, no ) there is a lot of old vomit spot , stain, on the " carpet." , the mattress foam has hole in it , the cabin door dont stay open with their system, , more or less same for bathroom door , the showr curtain has only one half......... only one handle in cabin, a tiny one near the shower hose... the bunk are not what you expect on expedition boat - even old- to keep you inside when boat roll or pitch etc
professor khromov ship sub antartic expedition cruise december 2016 very bad boat poor safety past its experation date all